Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo says the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and the party’s governorship candidate, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, are to blame for the inability of the party to win the governorship election.
The exercise will take place in 29 of the country's 36 states. Seven states - Kogi, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Edo and Anambra - will not hold elections because their governors have not finished their four-year terms. The turnout for the state elections is expected to be higher than the 35.5% in last month's presidential election, down from 44% in 2015.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has postponed the House of Assembly election for the Nasarawa / Binyeri State Constituency of Adamawa State. Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state , Mr Kashim Gaidam, disclosed this to the newsmen on Thursday in Yola. Gaidam said that the postponement became necessary following the death of a member of the assembly , who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election.
Buhari gave the assurance on Saturday night during a victory dinner organised for the All Progressives Congress Women and Youth Campaign Council at the Presidential Villa , Abuja. He used the opportunity to praise women and youths for the role they played in his re- election for a second term on February 23. The President also responded to the call by the women and youths to include more of them in his new cabinet , saying that persons of integrity would not be denied appointments.
Prophet Okechukwu alleged that the election was rigged to produce a result contrary to the actual outcome of the election that favoured Atiku. Reacting to the outcome of the elections in Awka yesterday, he said the outcome of the election is not the will of God and warned that “whosoever rigged the election should be expecting the judgment of God soon.”
However, on the Lagos Island, social miscreants otherwise called area boys , attacked some Igbo traders over accusation that they did not vote for President Buhari in Saturday’s election. The miscreants, who were armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, broken bottles, woods and knives, struck at about 9.am at five streets: Oluwole, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tinubu, Bamgbose and Alli streets, taking the traders unawares.
Only 34.75 per cent of registered voters actually voted in the just concluded Presidential elections, according data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the percentage represents 28,614,190 people who cast their votes during the elections.